GO Transit fleet
The vast majority of GO Transit's active locomotive fleet consists of MP40PH-3C diesel-electric locomotives manufactured by MotivePower in Boise, Idaho. These replaced most of the older EMD F59PH over a 4-year transition program in early 2011. The new MP 40 locomotives are significantly more powerful with 4000 bhp vs the F59's 3000 bhp, allowing them to pull 12 coaches instead of 10.
In 2011, GO Transit ordered 11 MPI MP54AC locomotives, to be rebuilt from existing units, followed by an order for 10 newbuild locomotives. Testing of the first MP54AC began in December 2015, and the locomotive was formally delivered in March 2016, by which time GO Transit had increased its order for newbuild units to 16, for a total of 26. The order of 10 rebuilt units was later converted to newbuilds, the first of which was delivered in March 2018 ahead of the retirement of the remaining F59s later in the year.
|1990||EMD||F59PH III||557-561||Rebuilt 2011 for continued service. To be replaced by MP54AC.|
|1990||EMD||F59PH IV||562-564||Rebuilt 2011 for continued service. To be replaced by MP54AC.|
|2013-14||657-666||Delivery complete EPA Tier 3 compliant|
|2015||MPI||MP54AC||647-||First unit built from existing MP40PH-3C locomotive and entered service in 2016; remaining 25 delivered beginning in 2018|
|1967||Hawker Siddeley Canada||Hawker Siddeley RTC-85SP/D (Single-level self-propelled unit)||Built as D700-D701, D702-D708
Renumbered to 9825-9826, 9827-9833; total order 117
|Diesel multiple units. Cars built on original 1967 car order by HSC in Thunder Bay, Ontario and based on the Hawker-Siddeley H-Series subway car. Converted to cab cars by 1975. Some cars leased to MARC. Cars sold to ONR (16) and AMT (92) in the 1980s. 2 cars went to Pandrol-Jackson (Electric Tamper and Equipment Company) as crew-cars for railgrinding operations; 7 cars scrapped. Car 104 was restored by GO Transit in 2017, and is displayed at the Toronto Railway Museum in downtown Toronto.  |
|1973, 1976; 1982||General Motors Diesel Division EMD||FP7A locomotives & F7B APU||900-911; 9858-9862 & 800-802||16 FP7A ex-ONR / - used as power cars; sold to various operators after 1980s|
|1966||General Motors Diesel Division||GP40TC locomotive||500-507||All sold to Amtrak in 1988. Rebuilt by Norfolk Southern and now classed as GP38H-3s.|
|1973, 1975||General Motors Diesel Division||GP40-2L locomotive||700-710||11 purchase; 10 sold to CNR (9668-9677) and 1 sold to Tri-Rail in 1991|
|1978||General Motors Division||F40PH locomotive||510-515||Sold to Amtrak 1990. All retired in 2003.|
|1967||General Motors Diesel Division||GP40U locomotive||720-726||bought from Chrome Crankshaft in 1982. Upgraded to GP40-2M by Chrome Crankshaft/CRI&P; traded to GMDD for F59PHs 561-568 in 1994|
|1988||EMD||F59PH I||520-535||All are owned by RBX Leasing.|
|1989–1990||EMD||F59PH II||536-539||Sold 2010|
|1990||EMD||F59PH IV||565-568||Sold to Trinity Railway Express in Irving, Texas, USA.|
GO's railcar fleet is composed exclusively of Bombardier BiLevel Coaches manufactured by Bombardier Transportation or its predecessors in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In November 2011, the fleet comprised a total of 565 railcars, including cab car variants.
On June 1, 2012, Metrolinx contracted Bombardier to manufacture an additional 60 bilevel cars of an updated design incorporating crash energy management features and improved ergonomics. Deliveries of these models have been ongoing since 2015.
|St. Louis Car Company||Gallery coach/cab car 7600 series||1955||13 (test) run and several other 7600 series cars||No||Leased from C&NW; several 7600 series cars used with GO locomotive GP40 locomotives on runs beginning January 19, 1976 along Lakeshore Line. C&NW coach #13 paired with GO Transit GP40-2L #9811 for test runs in April 1976|
|Canadian Vickers||Gallery Bi-level Town Car based on Pullman Company bi level cars||1969||9XX-9XX||No||4 cars leased from CPR Montreal-area commuter service (STCUM-AMT 900-series) for test runs in July 1974.|
|HSC||Bi-Level I coach||1976–1978||2000–2079||No||10 sold to TRE, 1997.|
|HSC||Bi-Level II coach||1983–1984||2100–2155, 200-214||No|
|UTDC||Bi-Level III coach||1987-1989||2200-2253, 215-223||No||leased from Tri-Rail, 2002.|
|UTDC||Bi-Level III coach||1989–1990||2300-2341, 224-241||No|
|UTDC||Bi-Level V coach||1990–1991||2400-2455, 2499||No|
|Bombardier Transportation||Bi-Level VI coach||2002||2500–2521||Yes|
|Bombardier Transportation||Bi-Level VII coach||2003-2008||2522-2544, 2600–2661, 242-250||Yes||5 orders|
|Bombardier Transportation||Bi-Level VIII coach||2008–present||2545-2552, 2700-2814, 251-257||Yes||4 orders. 2550-2552, 2771-2814, 255-257 being delivered 2011-2012|
GO Transit currently operates two types of buses: single-decker highway coaches, constituting 75% of the active fleet; and commuter-type double-decker buses, constituting the remaining 25%. All vehicles run on diesel fuel.
- The current highway coach fleet consists exclusively of D4500-model coaches built by Motor Coach Industries (numbered from 2100 onwards). The first of these coaches were ordered in 2001 and orders have continued until 2015. They have a length of 45 feet (14 m). All orders since 2005 (from 2267 onwards) are of a facelifted design, designated as D4500CT, and two of these vehicles (3000 and 3001), ordered in 2008, have a hybrid-electric drivetrain and are model D4500CTH. Older vehicles in the fleet are retired after reaching a certain mileage; as of 2017, the oldest vehicles in the active fleet were made in 2004.
- The double-decker fleet uses Enviro500 vehicles by the British manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited. They come in three distinct configurations, differing mainly in height and distinguishable external appearance:
- The standard-height version (numbered in the 8000s) are 43 feet (13 m) in length and have a height of 4.2 metres (14 ft). Built in Falkirk, Scotland, they entered service in 2008, but their height prevents them from meeting many height standards set by the provincial Ministry of Transportation, restricting their usage to the Highway 407 and Highway 403 corridors, providing service between Peel and York Regions.
- The Go-Anywhere version (numbered in the 8100s and 8200s) are the same length, but have a shorter height of 4.1 metres (13 ft). This variant, also made in Falkirk, entered service in 2012, and their lower height allows these buses to meet many more clearance standards as a result and are used on a wider variety of routes, including those that travel on Highway 401 into Durham Region.
- The Super-Lo version (numbered in the 8300s) are longer than previous orders, at 45 feet (14 m) in length, but have an even shorter height of 3.9 metres (13 ft). Developed specifically for the GO Transit network, it is capable of accessing bus terminals with height restrictions that prevent previous double-deckers accessing them. They are also the first double-decker buses to be manufactured locally (from a newly established facility in Vaughan). The first of these vehicles entered service in 2016 and orders are ongoing to replace older single-decker coaches. By 2020, Metrolinx estimates that 75% of the active fleet would be composed of double-deckers.
|Year||Make||Model||Length||Engine||Numbers||MCI||D4500CT||45.42 ft (13.84 m)||Yes||Caterpillar C13 EPA 2004||2298–2317|
|2007||MCI||D4500CT||45.42 ft (13.84 m)||Yes||Caterpillar C13 EPA 2004||2318–2353|
|2008||Alexander Dennis||Enviro500||42 ft (12.8 m)||Yes||Cummins ISM EPA 2007||8000-8011|
|2008||MCI||D4500CT||45.42 ft (13.84 m)||Yes||Caterpillar C13 EPA 2007||2354–2419|
|2009||MCI||D4500CTH (Hybrid)||45.42 ft (13.84 m)||Yes||Cummins ISL 330HP EPA 2007||3000-3003|
|2009||Alexander Dennis||Enviro500||42 ft (12.8 m)||Yes||Cummins ISM EPA 2007||8012-8021|
|2009||MCI||D4500CT||45.42 ft (13.84 m)||Yes||Cummins ISM EPA 2007||2420–2439|
|2013-2014||Alexander Dennis||Enviro500||42 ft (12.8 m)||Yes||Cummins ISL (EPA 2010)||8101-8205|
Previously, GO Transit also operated suburban-style transit buses from General Motors, Orion Bus Industries, and New Flyer Industries, and motor coaches by Prevost Car. GM buses were manufactured in London, Ontario and Orion buses in Mississauga, Ontario. All of these older vehicles are now retired.
|1970||GMDD||T8H-5305A||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1000–1019|
|1973||GMDD||T8H-5307A||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1020–1029|
|1974||GMDD||T8H-5307A||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1030–1039, 1120–1123|
|1975||GMDD||T8H-5307A||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1045–1056|
|1976||GMDD||S8H-5304A||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1060–1099|
|1977||GMDD||T8H-5307A||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1100–1119|
|1985||Ontario Bus||Orion I 01.508||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1125–1129|
|1987||Ontario Bus||Orion I 01.508||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1130–1141|
|2000||Orion Bus||Orion V 05.501||40 ft (12.2 m)||Yes||Detroit Diesel S50||1150–1163|
|2002||Orion Bus||Orion V 05.501||40 ft (12.2 m)||Yes||Detroit Diesel S50||1164–1173|
|1975||MCI||MC-8||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1250–1262|
|1978||MCI||MC-8||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1270–1281|
|1980||MCI||MC-9||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1290–1294|
|1981||MCI||MC-9||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 8V71||1300–1324|
|1986||MCI||102A2||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1400–1416|
|1987||MCI||102A2||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1417–1425|
|1988||MCI||102A2||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1426–1435|
|1989||MCI||102A2||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1436–1445|
|1990||MCI||102A2||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1446–1458|
|1991||MCI||102A2||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1459–1468|
|1990||MCI||102A3||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1500–1514|
|1993||MCI||102C3||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Cummins L10||1520–1531|
|1999||Prevost||LaMirage XL||40 ft (12.2 m)||Yes||Detroit Diesel Series 60||1600–1609|
|1991||New Flyer||D40S||40 ft (12.2 m)||No||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1900–1950|
|2000||Orion||V 05.501||40.71 ft (12.41 m)||Yes||Detroit Diesel Series 50||2000–2007|
|2001||Orion||V 05.501||40.71 ft (12.41 m)||Yes||Detroit Diesel Series 50||2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016|
|2002–2008||Dodge||RAM Super Duty 4X4||Maintenance|
|2002–2005||Ford||Ford Ranger||Bus Operations|
|2003–present||Chevrolet||Chevy Express/Savanna 2500||Rail Operations|
|2005||Dodge||RAM 205 5RM||Maintenance|
- "GO News: Winter 2011" (PDF). GO Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- "First Tier 4 locomotive for Go Transit on test". International Railway Journal. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- "Prototype MP54AC delivered to Metrolinx, GO Transit". Railway Age. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- "GO Transit goes golden". Railway Age. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- "MotivePower Tier 4 diesel delivered to Go Transit". International Railway Journal. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- GO Transit [@GOtransit] (14 May 2017). "It's finally here! Please welcome the latest addition to the @TORailwayMuseum: a restored original GO cab car from…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Toronto Railway Museum [@TORailwayMuseum] (13 May 2017). "The Toronto Railway Museum was pleased to welcome a very special part of our rail heritage to Roundhouse Park today…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Metrolinx orders more Bombardier BiLevels" Railway Gazette 14 March 2011
- MCI Hybrid Commuter Coach Specifications
- Orion V, Technical Specifications